Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

June 24, 2020

How to Make Stuffed Bell Peppers in Your VitaClay Pot?

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond from Food Network
Converted to VitaClay

Ingredients:

  • 6 bell peppers, any color
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 8 ounces lean ground beef
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, finely diced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
  • Red pepper flakes, as needed
  • 1 cup cooked long-grain and wild rice
  • 1 1/2 cups grated pepper Jack cheese

Directions:

1. Cut the tops off the peppers. Remove and discard the stems, then finely chop the tops; set aside. Scoop out the seeds and as much of the membrane as you can. Place the peppers cut-side up in a baking dish just large enough to hold them upright.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef, season with salt and pepper and cook, breaking up the lumps, until the meat is cooked through and just beginning to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
3. Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the onions and chopped peppers and cook until beginning to soften 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and zucchini and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and a pinch or 2 of red pepper flakes. Cook until everything is heated through, then stir in the beef and rice. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese.
4. Fill the peppers with the rice mixture.
5. Add 1/2 cup water in your Clay pot. Place the stuffed bell peppers in VitaClay. Close lid and cover. Set on "stew" to cook for 20 minutes.
6. At the end of cooking, or until the peppers are soft, open your cooker covers, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Then close the cover to let the cheese melt.
Enjoy!


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